10 Films Directed by Women

Today (8th of March) is the International Women’s Day, and I think it is perfect time to celebrate female directors and their achievements. Therefore, I am taking this opportunity to present 10 films by 9 great female directors which I previously reviewed on this website. There is a lot of talent when it comes to women directors, and I am glad that this year the following women are receiving their recognition: Regina King (One Night in Miami), Chloé Zhao (Nomadland) and Kelly Reichardt (First Cow). Some of my favourite female directors also include Jane Campion, Claire Denis and Sofia Coppola, and I previously made posts on Maya Deren and Lynne Ramsay (You Were Never Really Here). This year, I am also planning to draw attention to the following female directors on my blog: Penny Marshall, Chinonye Chukwu (Clemency) and Lucile Hadžihalilović (Evolution).

Caramel (Nadine Labaki) Little Women (Gillian Armstrong) The Babadook (Jennifer Kent)

Oscar & Lucinda (Gillian Armstrong) Happy as Lazzaro (Alice Rohrwacher) Nowhere in Africa (Caroline Link)

Last Night (Massy Tadjedin) Raw (Julia Ducournau) Wakefield (Robin Swicord) Money Monster (Jodie Foster)

Have you seen any of these films or these directors’ works? Do you have a favourite woman director or film directed by a woman?

11 thoughts on “10 Films Directed by Women”

  1. I have to check out some of those movies at some point. As far as narrative films I can think of that I liked that women directed, I would say that I enjoyed Daughters of the Dust and Second Coming.

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  2. Great post 🙂 I hope you had a wonderful International Women’s Day 🙂 I love a lot of these female directors you talk about – I love The Babadook (Jennifer Kent), Raw (Julia Ducournau) and First Cow (Kelly Reichardt). I also love the films of Jane Campion, Agnes Varda, Elaine May, Claire Denis, Lynne Ramsay and many others 🙂 Anyway, keep up the great work as always 🙂

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